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Stark, Paulette Anne: October 1, 1962 - April 13, 2018

Paulette Anne Stark of Bezanson, AB, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, at the age of 55 years.

Paulette was born October 1, 1962 in Smokey Lake, AB to Iven & Olivia Snisarenko. She moved to Grande Prairie, AB in 1966 and was married to Ken Stark in 1979. She moved to the Stark Family farm in Bezanson where she resided for the rest of her life.

Paulette worked for the Bezanson School for many years then retired to the farm to be a stay-at-home mom and farmwife and everything that went along with it. She was a surrogate mom to anyone in need and there were often more than just her own children living under her roof.

After her children had all grown up, she started working for Lefty’s Café in Bezanson. She loved her job and working for Ray and Raelynn. She loved the people, the environment and everyone from the community that she was able to visit with.

She loved her grandchildren deeply and worked to make sure they always had what they needed. She also had a passion for animals: horses, cows, dogs, cats and exotic birds. Paulette loved her trips to the mountains, horseback riding, camping with her family, as well as the occasional trip to the CFR or somewhere tropical. She will be lovingly remembered by anyone who was blessed to have had the chance to know her and was dearly loved by her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years Ken Stark; children: James (Deanna), Blair, Devin (Amber), and Shania (Jordan); mother Olivia Turner; brothers: Darrel (Jenn) and Warren (Linda); grandchildren: Alexis, Tyson, Abby, Paige, Emily and Cameron; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones.

Paulette was predeceased by her father Iven Snisarenko, father in-law Donald Stark and nephew Tyrell Stark.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 1:00pm, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave.).

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation – ICU (10409 98 St., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 2E8) or Canadian Liver Foundation (424, 17008 910 Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB, T5T 1L6).

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Beverley Anne Stark nee: Lindgren October 2, 1957-September 19, 2008. On September 19, 2008 Beverley Stark of Edmonton returned home to be with her Lord and Saviour after a lengthy battle with diabetes. Beverley is survived by her loving family, Garry, her husband of 29 years; children Sharley, Tiffaney, Kyle (Robin) and Aurelea (Paul); grandchildren, Kiera, Dayton, Sarina and William; siblings, Pearl, Betty, Larry, and Marcy as well numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Kenneth (1993) and Myrtle (2006). Thanks to all whom have assisted in her care during her time of illness and special thanks to the physicians and staff at the Grey Nuns Hospital. A Celebration honoring Beverley's life will be held on Wednesday September 24 at 5:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Millwood's Stake Centre) 4304-20 Avenue Edmonton. Friends and relatives may pay their respects from 3:30pm to 4:30pm on Wednesday September 24, 2008 at the Millwood's Stake Centre. Interment will be held on Thursday September 25, 2008 at 2:00 pm. at the family plot in Glen Leslie Cemetery (near Grande Prairie) At Bev's request and in lieu of flowers those who so desire may make donations to the Canadian Diabetes, Liver or Kidney Foundations.11168011

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STARK, Donald - January 3, 1921 – January 29, 2012. Donald Stark, longtime resident of Bezanson, Alberta, passed away in Grande Prairie on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the age of 91 years. Don was born on January 3, 1921 at Crynant Wales, moved to Canada with his family in 1926, and settled in Bezanson. In 1954, married the love of his life Erna Bankhead and they were married for 57 years. Mom and Dad still resided on the family farm at the time of his passing. Dad had a great love for farming, family, music, reading, and smoking his pipe. Dad's love of singing could be heard while driving the tractor, milking the cows, or just sitting on the deck enjoying the sun. Don leaves to mourn loving wife Erna, children Lois Klassen, David, Gloria (Alan) Czubey, Ken (Paulette), Margaret (Glenn) Czubey and Jean Gitzel, numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; sister Polly Patterson and sister in-law Lorice Stark, brother in-law Elmer (Freda) Bankhead, Clarence Perry, Leland (Marilyn) Bankhead, Lonnie (Eileen) Bankhead, Levola Sedore, Darlene Bankhead, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents James & Margaret, three brothers David, James and Des, father in-law James Bankhead, mother in-law Leona Bankhead, sister in-law Beulah Perry, brothers in-law Buster Patterson, Lyle Bankhead, nephew Barry Bankhead, niece Melody Perry, and great-niece Jerica Bouchard. A graveside service will be held on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 2:00pm at the Glen Leslie Cemetery in Bezanson (Hwy 670). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. OLIVER'S GRANDE PRAIRIE FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM 10005-107 Ave. Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 1L8 "Dedicated Service Since 1915" 11017577

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John David Stark, resident of Grande Prairie (formerly of Bezanson) passed away at the Grande Prairie Care Centre on Thursday, February 22, 2007 at the age of 94.Dad, the eldest in a family of eight, was born in the small mining town of Crynant, Wales on November 12, 1912. He came with his family to Grande Prairie in 1926, settling on a farm in the Glen Leslie district.Dad was always on the go and spent a lot of his spare time in the community - playing in a small community band at the Bezanson hall, helping build a log house at the museum or training young loggers how to use the cross cut for the logging competition - he was always an enthusiastic and hard working volunteer.Dad had a great love for the outdoors and music, both of which he passed on to his family. Logging was more than a job - it was his passion. He taught himself to play the fiddle and Mom said she wondered what people would think if they could see "Johnny" packing the old coal oil lantern out to do the chores, singing at the top of his voice.Left with our own special and unique memories of Dad are his sons Duane of Grande Prairie, Roy (Marie) of Grande Prairie, Warren (Debby) of Lethbridge, daughter Denise (Rick) of Grande Prairie; five grandchildren Michelle (Andriy) Yewchuk, Troy (Carrie) Stark, Nicole Stark, Kelly (Pat) Hryciuk and Stacey (Bryan) Hryciuk; two great grandchildren Karalee and Colby Yewchuk; sister Anne (Elmer) Bulford and brother Doug (Evelyn) Stark.Dad was predeceased by our mother, Geraldine Stark, granddaughter Rebecca Stark, his parents John and Mary, brothers Jim and Tom and sisters Elizabeth Chandler, Mary Summach and Isabelle Heasler.Friends and family gathered to share our memories of Dad on Sunday, February 25, 2007, followed by interment at the Glen Leslie cemetery. Memorial donations to the Grande Prairie food bank or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.Oliver's Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel & Crematorium11167378

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July 18 1935 - Northern Tribune

Great Reaper Takes Beloved Resident Of Bezanson
The deepest sympathy of the community goes out to Mr. James Stark and to Donald, Polly and Desmond in their bereavement in the home call of their dear wife and mother, Mrs. Margaret Stark, who passed away Friday, July 12, at 4 o'clock in her husband's arms, reciting the Lord's Prayer. She had endured a long illness, but bore it with great patience, having a great trust in the wisdom of God. Her favorite hymn was:
"Art thou weary, art thou languid,
Art thou sore distrest?
Come to Me said One and coming
Be at rest."
The late Mrs. Stark as born at Tyleglas, Senny Bridge, South Wales, 42 years ago. She and Mr. Stark were married at Crynant, Neath, South Wales, in 1912. They had 4 children. The eldest, David, passed away three years ago. They came to Canada in 1926, settling on a home half mile north of the community hall.
She took a very deep interest in the Sunday school at Bezanson and before her illness she taught a class of senior girls.
Left to mourn her loss are her husband and three children - Donald, Polly and Desmond; her mother, Mrs. Evans of Pyle, Glamorganshire, South Wales.
The interment took place at Glen Leslie cemetery on Sunday, July 14, at 3 o'clock. A short service was held by the family and Sunday school friends at the house, afterwards going to the church where Rev. S. R. Hunt officiated, speaking fittingly from Philippians, chapter 1, verse 2 to 25, remarking how in his visits he was encouraged and helped by her.
The Pall bearers were; Ed Allen, Sam Hunter, E. Peckham, Roy Ames, Bert Cockerton, and Rex Patterson.
Among the many beautiful floral tributes were those bearing cards of Jim and children, sister and family, Grandma Moon, Catherine and Pete Moon, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Moon, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dewhirst and Mrs. Colby, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nichol, Clarence and Isabelle Raison, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ames, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Leslie, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Dorscheid, Mr. and Mrs Rex Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Moon and family, Mrs. Vance, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Allen and many others not bearing cards.
Mr. Ed Leslie ably conducted arrangements and a very large gathering of friends gathered to pay their last respects to a dear friend and neighbor.
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, They shall rest from their labours." - Rev. 14-13.

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Isabel Stark married Gordon Heasler

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